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Jay-Bird

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About Jay-Bird

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  • Birthday 11/30/1976

Your Golf Game

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    4.0
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    Righty
  1. Fading / Draw at will with irons

    Quote: It's far easier to hit the middle of the green with a shaped shot if the course has any design/challenge in its layout. scenario: Water short of the green and all along the right side... You would rather try to fly over the water and bunker to a green vs fade a ball in - the fade will be flying over land for the final part of the flight, avoiding the water and bunker completely. scenario: Par 5. Trouble RIGHT off the tee. The fairway doglegs at 235 - to the LEFT. You can hit your 4 wood straight safely, and still be 295 out. I will draw a driver around the dogleg and get on in two.
  2. "One in a million" (aka WTF) moments.

    In the first day of league last week a guy hit the bottom of the pin with his tee shot (par 3). It was so very near a slam dunk hole-in-one. Instead the ball slammed off the pin and into the water. He made a double bogey, 5.
  3. Golf cart etiquette

    Because it's a Par 3. If you cannot walk from the cart path to play your second shot - on a par 3 - you should NOT be playing golf. You should be laying off the chips, burgers, beer, television, chips, burritos, burgers, ice cream, fries, pizza, burgers, soft drinks, chips and beer.
  4. Feel or actual yardage?

    From 210 to 65 or so I want to know the exact yardage to the pin or target. I'll walk off from sprinkler heads or cart path indicators. I carry a GPS on my bag. If I'm inside 60 or so, it's completely feel - I'll pace it off - and look at landing spots, but the shot itself - carry distance, trajectory, spin - is all FEEL based - Not a mentallly calculated "OK, hit this ball 43 yards ..."
  5. Do you ever play the other tees?

    I'm going to play alternating boxes today. Black, Green, White, Red . . . repeat
  6. Best Shot of the Week

    yesterday on hole 10. 135 from the pin. pin is on the right side. I faded in a high 9 iron to inside a foot. then on hole 17 - 135 and uphill to the pin. I drew in a strong 9 iron to inside two feet. Niiiiiiicccccceee.
  7. I am Trying to Become a Scratch and Need Help!

    Play alone - Play alone and play a WORST ball scramble. Meaning, hit two tee shots - play the worst one. Hit two approaches - - play the worst one. Hit two chips ... etc. You will learn how to PLAY GOLF if you start challenging yourself more than normal. Everyone can make a par from the fairway, but can you find a way to make a par from the trees...? Play with people who are better than you.
  8. Marijuana use and the golf game

    15 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC Laws, Fees, and Possession Limits 1 . Alaska 1998 Ballot Measure 8 (58%) $25/$20 1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature) unknown 1 2 . Arizona 2010 Proposition 203 (50.13%) unknown 2 2.5 oz usable; 0-12 plants 3 Yes 4 3. California 1996 Proposition 215 (56%) $66/$33 8 oz usable; 18 plants (6 mature, 12 immature) 5 No 4. Colorado 2000 Ballot Amendment 20 (54%) $90 2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature) No 5. DC 2010 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote) * 2 oz dried; limits on other forms to be determined unknown 6. Hawaii 2000 Senate Bill 862 (32-18 House; 13-12 Senate) $25 3 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature) No 7. Maine 1999 Ballot Question 2 (61%) $100/$75 2.5 oz usable; 6 plants Yes 6 8. Michigan 2008 Proposal 1 (63%) $100/$25 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes 9. Montana 2004 Initiative 148 (62%) $25/$10 1 oz usable; 6 plants Yes 10. Nevada 2000 Ballot Question 9 (65%) $150+ 1 oz usable; 7 plants (3 mature, 4 immature) No 11. New Jersey 2010 Senate Bill 119 (48-14 House; 25-13 Senate) ** 2 oz usable unknown 12 . New Mexico 2007 Senate Bill 523 (36-31 House; 32-3 Senate) $0 6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature) No 13. Oregon 1998 Ballot Measure 67 (55%) $100/$20 24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature) No 14. Rhode Island 2006 Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 House; 33-1 Senate) $75/$10 2.5 oz usable; 12 plants Yes 15. Vermont 2004 Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59) $50 2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature) No 16. Washington 1998 Initiative 692 (59%) *** 24 oz usable; 15 plants No
  9. 2010-2011 NCAA Basketball

    KANSAS JAYHAWKS.
  10. Marijuana use and the golf game

    Nice. I like how a pot-head is going to: 1.shoot someone to open their mind 2. stomp some sense into your dense ass skull ... And then talk about Karma. Hilarious! Oh, and your line "and your not contributing to drug cartels unless you buy shitty weed.....PERIOD" - SO wrong. If you think all of the Banana Reeper and Bubble Kush your homeboys sold you was grown by a cancer patient in California, you're crazy. The Mexican Cartels have HUGE grow operations in Mexico and the US, Asian gangs also grow a shitload of high quality pot, especially in Canada.
  11. Whats your range routine?

    I start out by fully stretching. Then I hit four balls - bang, bang, bang, bang - with a three iron. I do this to get the bad shots out early - and expecting them to be bad, it makes it psychologically beneficial to me. I rarely pure a 3 iron regardless, so how bad is it to hit a few bad three irons to start the warm up? The first few swings are always less than grooved - so I'd rather blast away with three iron vs a wedge - which I expect to hit VERY well every time. Then I go into my real practice - a few punch draws for crisp "flying wedge" contact, then I hit a VERY pronounced hook, a cut/slice, a subtle draw, a subtle cut, and straight shots until I feel like my shot cones are manageable. Then it's target oriented, real-life, course simulated shots. Rinse and repeat.
  12. Aaron Baddeley is better that Hogan, now. I freaking HOPE so. Without sarcasm tags is often hard to tell.
  13. Hilton Head - mid February.

    THANKS everyone - for the replies. I played Harbour Town and the Ocean Course. I shot 82 from the back tees at HT - I was 9 over after 9 holes, and shot 37 on the back. The Ocean Course was easier. I shot 78.
  14. Tiger's giant spitwad

    No more excuse for Tiger. He's a scumbag.